Wednesday, April 1, 2015

4/1-Larry Van Aalst talks to Carolyn Stark & Jon Phillips

New to the position of Executive Director at The Sonoma County Vintners Association, Carolyn is starting with the premier of a new
and exciting event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is just around the corner, and promises to be a hit. Carolyn with talk about her new job, and
give us the scoop on the new auction.

our winesJon Phillips - Owner / Winemaker, Inspiration Vineyards  
Owner / Winemaker at Inspiration Vineyards , is a dream come true for Jon. Just fifteen years into his new way of life , Jon is winning awards and getting accolades across the country. We will talk about the new releases and what might result from the fourth year of dry weather in California.

Monday, March 23, 2015

3/18-Larry Van Aalst visits with Erik Miller & Eric White

Owner/Winemaker at Kokomo Winery in the Dry Creek Valley, Erik is chalking up awards across the nation. Kokomo excels in both white , red, and rose wines , recently winning The Sweepstakes Prize at The North Coast Wine Challenge. Erik will be with us to talk about new releases , and the Indy International Wine Competition happening this summer at Purdue University.

One of the Winemakers at Heitz Cellar in Napa , Eric has a strong family background in the business. Leaving the family winery in the middle of the US, Eric came to California for college and went directly to a position at one of the most respected wineries in all of California. Eric will tell us what life is like for a young mover and shaker in this business. Eric is also here to tell us his experiences with the big Indy Competition.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

3/4-Larry Van Aalst talks with Randy Pitts & Sarah Cummings

Winemaker for Harvest Moon Winery, Randy is a long term

friend of The Sonoma Wine Report. We will talk about the big Wine Road Wine Tasting , happening this month, and what the 2015 vintage might bring us.

CEO. for the Sonoma Marin Fair , Sarah is in charge of some of the best entertainment in the North Bay Area. Home of The Ugliest Dog in the World Contest, the Fair is also the host of The North of the Gate Wine Competition. We will talk about wine, county fairs, and how to spend some quality time north of The Golden Gate Bridge.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2/18-Larry Van Aalst talks with Beth Costa & Garrett Hoemmen

As the Executive Director of The Wine Road , Beth oversees one of the worlds largest wine events. The Wine Road Barrel Tasting  involves more than 100 wineries  it takes place the first two weekends in March and is spread across Northern Sonoma County.
The ability to buy "futures" and meet the principles and Winemakers makes this a must do.

Born in the Midwest, educated in the South and abroad , Garrett is a Wine Researcher. Based in Napa , the Northern California AVA has led him here. We will talk about wine regions in the US , and around the globe.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2/04-Larry Van Aalst visits with Debra Del Fiorentino, Jill Child & David Bice

The Wine Competition team from Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Debra and Jill , will be with us to preview the East Meets West Wine Competition happening soon in Santa Rosa. One  of the most important of competitions , it draws wines and judges from across America ,and around the world.

A family run creamery , Redwood Hill Farms , is extraordinary in it's products , and the philosophy that is the backbone of the business. David a family member and marketing director, will talk about what makes this operation a leader in Sonoma County , and the Artisan Cheese Festival soon to happen in Petaluma California.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1/21-Larry Van Aalst talks with Ray Johnson & Sue Bonzell

Director of the Sonoma State University Wine Business Program, Ray is accomplished in all things wine. Author of The Good Life
Guide To Enjoying Fine Wine, Ray outlines what the good life is all  about in Sonoma County, and around the world. We will announce the winners of The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition during the show and give details about the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Manager and Marketing Director for Graton Ridge Cellars in
the Russian River area of Sonoma County , Sue was recently one of the Professional Wine Judges at The Chronicle Wine Competition. Sue will be with us to talk about the competition , and tell what it was like when Graton Ridge won the Sweepstakes Award at the big competition.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12/10-Larry Van Aalst talks with Will Seppi & Bob Peak

One of the real treasures of Sonoma County, is Costeaux French Bakery in Healdsburg. For more than ninety years , Costeaux has been producing extraordinary delights for both locals and visitors. Will Seppi , second generation in the business , will be with us to let us know how a small bakery in Northern California can win Bakery of the Year in a nation wide competition. Visiting Healdsburg means you must stop by for lunch, or put together a picnic at Costeaux.

One of the partners at The Beverage People in Santa Rosa , Bob has the market cornered for those of us needing supplies for home  wine, beer, vinegar, and cheese making.
The Beverage People recently opened a new location and has everything you need to be a master of the yeast. Classes include the  basic to advance in making your favorite food or beverage.